Brainstorming “Learning Suzuki-Style”

Just a few thoughts exploring the essence of Suzuki education:

  • Listening as a whole family activity
  • From listening to singing: music from the inside out
  • Joys and benefits of starting Suzuki with the very young child
  • Group class in the studio including heterogeneous options with mixed ages, levels, or instruments
  • Keeping the parent engaged and helping them really understand and support the process
  • Group lessons as opposed to group classes; where true teaching takes place.
  • Incorporating Suzuki Early Childhood Education in your program
  • Encouraging attendance at institutes and weekend workshops
  • Leaning to respect all parts of the triangle
  • Being a respectful and committed role model for your studio families
  • Developing note-reading skills
  • Leaning to respect all parts of the triangle
  • Incorporating review successfully
  • Prioritizing the components of a lesson both in the lesson and for the home practice.
  • Developing a Suzuki orchestra or ensemble program
  • Ways to include students with special needs into your program
  • Getting started with Suzuki in the Schools in your community
  • How to incorporate and embrace new technology into teaching and home practice
  • Best practices for incorporating supplemental music
  • Ideas for outreach within your community and beyond
  • Working amid cultural and economic diversity to spread Suzuki education
  • Why graduation recitals may be worth the effort!
  • Building a supportive community within your program
  • Role of the parent in Suzuki teaching today
  • Teacher as a model of life-long learning
  • Excellence with a smile
  • Character development from the start
  • Do you ever stop being a Suzuki student?

What are your ideas about “Learning Suzuki-Style”?